'Who the hell elected you?' Big tech CEOs grilled in US Senate hearing – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Republican and Democrat lawmakers grill the CEOs of tech giants Twitter, Facebook and Google in a hearing about a federal law protecting internet companies from legal liability for content Läs mer…

Alice Fraser: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When I was told to write one of these 10 funniest things on the internet columns my first thought was, “Oh no, the internet isn’t for remembering things.” My Läs mer…

10 years of Instagram: how it has transformed our lives

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; This October marks 10 years since the launch of Instagram. Tech journalist Sarah Frier looks at how it went from a tiny startup to a multibillion-dollar business, and the Läs mer…

Instagram row over plus-size model forces change to nudity policy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As campaigning victories go, forcing Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire to admit a discriminatory flaw in its policy is no small feat. But following a campaign launched in this Läs mer…

How TikTok is proving beauty is more than skin deep

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; He grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona before moving to New York to work on a department store makeup counter. Now at just 24, despite having no Läs mer…

AITA? How a Reddit forum posed the defining question of our age

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; First of all, you need to picture the sandwich. This was a 6ft-long party sub from a local deli, with loaves of bread braided together to make one super-sandwich Läs mer…

Kim Kardashian West at 40: how the queen of social media changed the world

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In the early hours of 3 October 2016, shortly before her 36th birthday, Kim Kardashian West found herself with a gun to her head, tied up in a rented Läs mer…

Behind Cambridge Analytica lay a bigger threat to our democracy: Facebook | Jennifer Cobbe

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The information commissioner (ICO), the UK’s data protection regulator, has concluded its long-running investigation into Cambridge Analytica. As had been expected by many, this found no smoking gun. Despite Läs mer…

Josh Earl: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The funniest things on the internet Culture We asked Australian comedians to unearth gems from the turgid muck of the internet. Josh Earl found these shiny specimens for you Läs mer…

Facebook Has Finally Banned Holocaust Denial. Critics Ask What Took Them So Long

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook updated its rules on Monday to explicitly ban any content that “denies or distorts” the Holocaust, after years of allowing people to deny that the genocide occurred. The Läs mer…

Screen time is as addictive as junk food – how do we wean children off? | Belinda Parmar

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; “Chill out, Mum, you’re overreacting. Watching TV is just as bad,” my daughter yells as I beg her and her brother to put down their devices for just five Läs mer…

‘Influencers are being taken advantage of’: the social media stars turning to unions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Social media ‘Influencers are being taken advantage of’: the social media stars turning to unions The influencer industry is worth billions – but Instagram and YouTube content creators are Läs mer…

Facebook removes hundreds of fake profiles tied to pro-Trump group

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has removed hundreds of fake profiles it has linked to the conservative group Turning Point USA for carrying out organized attacks on the site, including attempts to influence Läs mer…

People don't trust the facts about Trump's coronavirus. Is it any wonder? | Simon Jenkins

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The president is not really sick. He is very sick. He is pretending. He is not pretending. That was his body double in the car. He may die. The Läs mer…

Twitter bots have limited success spreading anti-vaccination messages

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter A study of millions of tweets finds Twitter users rarely see or retweet vaccine misinformation generated by bots A study led by the University of Sydney’s Adam Dunn Läs mer…

Facebook removes Trump campaign ads with misleading claims about refugees

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook The rejected ads claimed, without evidence, that Biden would allow more refugees and thus increase Americans’ risk of Covid-19 Facebook has rejected ads from the Trump campaign. Photograph: Läs mer…

Aaron Chen: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The funniest things on the internet Culture We ask Australian comedians for a list of things that make them laugh online. This one is a little … different Comedian Läs mer…